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Children's Activities from TheCanoeMan - Headdresses, Cloaks and Wands - Story Stick Woodland Walk & Campfire Cookery - Masks & Marionettes - Winter Watch, Tracking & Bird Feeders - Fishing & Pool Kayaking - TheCanoeMan, Canoeing & Kayaking in the Norfolk Broads National Park, England, UK

TheCanoeMan, in conjunction with Educ-8, is pleased to offer fun outdoor activities for children in the school holidays.

Can you remember the things you used to do as a child? If you are like most other adults you will probably remember;

A considerable amount of freedom to play outside from a very early age - often roaming quite far away from home and adult supervision, playing with older children and younger children - often whole streets of children played together and learned from each other, making a mess and getting messy.

Being resourceful and using anything you could find as a play prop

Sorting out your own conflicts rather than running to an adult for help

Making judgements about risk and in the process learning about physical limitations and moral boundaries

When ask to recall the things they did in their youth which were potentially risky, adults list climbing trees, playing in rivers and streams, riding fast down hills on homemade sledges or go-karts, building dens.

The children today are unlikely to have the same kinds of memories. The increased volume of traffic and the media-fuelled fear of abduction have understandably made many parents afraid of allowing their children to play away from close adult supervision. Television, video and computer games also have a much bigger role in children's lives. What young children need to be given is the opportunity to engage with physical risk and challenge;

Learning how to negotiate natural hazards such as tree roots, water, ice
Learning how to use tools and equipment safely and purposefully
Developing control and coordination of their bodies
Trying out new ideas and being willing to have a 'have a go'
Solving problems
Being resourceful, inventive and creative
Getting messy
Having fun in the woods

The activities we are offering are all aimed at giving children the chance to experience and learn from the natural environment. Educ-8 is a member of LOtC formally AALA meaning you can be assured of the safety of your child and the quality of the instructors delivering the activities.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Water proofs, stout footwear are a must (no fashion trainers please!) and please wear old clothes they can get messy and dirty.

Wild Wood Crew

In the heart of a secret wood, only a short bus ride away... magical outdoor adventures await (and a bit of risky play)! *
Outdoor woodland games and bushcraft activities; from den building and campfire cooking to nature exploration and woodland games.
Ages 8 to 14. Drop your children off at Pedals and Paddles and collect tired, muddy, happy explorers at the end of the session.
Meeting: Pedals and Paddles, 10 Norwich Road, Wroxham, NR12 8RX

Forest Family Fun

In the heart of a secret wood, only a short bus ride away... magical outdoor adventures await (and a bit of risky play)! *
Outdoor woodland games and bushcraft activities; from den building and campfire cooking to nature exploration and woodland games.
Open to all ages and members of family. An opportunity to explore the natural environment- adult participation is essential!
Meeting: Pedals and Paddles, 10 Norwich Road, Wroxham, NR12 8RX

Daisys Farm

Daisys Farm runs workshops to teach children how to look after their first pet whilst at the same time learning to care for their environment. The learning process is combined with fun activities.
The pets involved, normally rabbits and guinea pigs, can be held and stroked. The children learn basic pet care skills and the responsibilities of animal ownership before gaining a certificate.
The children are also able to take part in nature projects using recycled materials encouraging them to look after their surroundings and appreciate the native wildlife.
Small pet workshops are intended to be quiet times for children to interact with the animals and introduce them to caring for local wildlife.
The activities are aimed for 4-10 year olds and must be accompanied by responsible adults. *
Meeting: Pedals and Paddles, 10 Norwich Road, Wroxham, NR12 8RX

Pool Kayaking

We can organise group sessions for Pool kayaking for beginners or to learn and improve your skills.
Please contact the office for details and prices.
Meeting place to be confirmed.

Fishing

Come with us for a day's fishing*, all equipment supplied, you just need to bring a packed lunch.
Suitable children 8+
Meeting; Pedals & Paddles 10 Norwich Road Wroxham NR12 8RX

*denotes that we will be travelling to a woodland site from Pedals & Paddles Wroxham in one of our minibus. All our vehicles are fitted with seat belts.

All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, a ratio of 1 adult with 3 children.

Waterproofs and wellies are a must!!!!! We will be outdoors regardless of weather, children need lots of warm layers, hat gloves and a change of clothing/footwear if they do get wet.

All members of our staff are CRB checked and first aid trained. Educ-8 is a member of LOtC formally AALA. We carry public liability insurance and have been providing outdoor activities and adventures for children for the past 9 years.

Children's Activities from TheCanoeMan - Headdresses, Cloaks and Wands - Story Stick Woodland Walk & Campfire Cookery - Masks & Marionettes - Winter Watch, Tracking & Bird Feeders - Fishing & Pool Kayaking

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